View Full Version : Justin Amash: itís time for Republicans to change leadership, will vote for a new speaker

William Tell
01-06-2015, 07:39 AM
Justin Amash (https://www.facebook.com/repjustinamash?fref=nf)
39 mins ∑

Republicans have a historic opportunity in this Congress. We can pass significant legislation and push President Obama to the bargaining table for the first time in his presidency. We can uphold the Constitution and the Rule of Law. We can expand liberty and economic freedom for all Americans.
Our success is not assured. To accomplish our goals, we need sound strategy, crisp messaging, and a commitment to running the House as a deliberative body in which all its diverse voices are heard. Committees must be given enough time to do their work. Rank-and-file members must have sufficient time to read and debate legislation that can profoundly affect the lives of our constituents.
We have been told much over the last few years about opening up the Houseís legislative process and returning to regular order. Yet time and again, it seems that Congress governs by crisis and raw partisanship.
Our party and our country are different than they were a generation ago. Americans at home have learned from the policy mistakes our Congress has made over the last few decades. Itís not clear that the men and women in congressional leadership have done the same. To appeal to more Americans and better reflect todayís Republicans, we need modern leaders who respect the diversity of ideas within the House of Representatives.
Speaker Boehner has been the leader of our party in the House for eight years. We have welcomed at least three large waves of new representatives during that time. Republican conference rules limit chairmen to six years in their offices to promote fresh thinking and new priorities. We should apply those same principles to all our partyís leaders.
The speaker of the House has one of the most challenging jobs in government. Speaker Boehner has given his best to our conference, and I thank him for his service. But itís time for Republicans to change our leadership. This afternoon, I will vote for a new speaker.


01-06-2015, 01:04 PM
And - Boehner wins with 216 votes. Just reported on C-SPAN.

01-06-2015, 01:46 PM
Yeah Justin Amash! Bo Boener! Hope Amash doesn't get hurt over this.

William Tell
01-06-2015, 01:50 PM
Yeah Justin Amash! Bo Boener! Hope Amash doesn't get hurt over this.

He's in good company, far more voted anti Boehner than last time.